Generally used to share a resource over a network, including files and folders as well as printers or other physical devices

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Dynamic network and system resource usage archiving

I am attempting to find a solution to the problem of file archiving from one network resource to another without affecting other users/processes that are trying to utilize those network resources but ...
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Safe way to share a folder with a VMware machine on Windows?

So, I want to share a Windows folder on the host with a VMware virtual machine. To do this, I need to share this folder on the Windows side. But who do I share it with? The list includes: ...
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Connect from Android (ES File Explorer) to Windows 7 Share

I am having problems connecting from Motorola Razr HD phone to my Windows 7 PC's shared folders via ES File Manager. Until recently everything worked fine, I could see/copy files just fine. Not sure ...
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Why does turning on password protected sharing have no effect under Windows 7?

I'm trying to restrict access to a share in a workplace network using username/password credentials. For that I've added a new user via netplwiz that belongs to the Distributed COM-User group ...
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How to share a printer on Windows 10 without homegroups?

I am trying to share my USB printer on my main desktop machine to the network so that anyone on my network can access it. Previously, I would just go to the printer properties and enable it in the ...
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Weird network issues - Network drives not connecting, download folder taking a long time to load, Office timing out, etc

Within the last two weeks, some weird things have been happening and I cannot figure out why. System: Windows 10 Pro, OS Build:10586.0.amd64fre.th2_release.151029-1700, just updated to this within ...
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creating symbolic links on networked drive

I'm trying to better organize my public folder at work and I need to maintain old links that I have emailed to people in the past. I'm thinking of creating symbolic links so that I can maintain those ...
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Windows 10 homegroup, “0x80070035 network path was not found” when accessing shared folders

I made a homegroup with a PC act as a "server". It shared folders to be accessed by another PCs in my homegroup. A while ago, I updated this "server" PC to windows 10. But the problem occurred that ...
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Another Samba permission denied error

This is my first attempt at setting up a samba share without some fancy gui doing all the heard work for me. This needs to be a secured share that a Windows Server 2003 system can access (don't ask). ...
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Cannot access shared drive in same machine uisng machine name but can access using IP

I have 4 desktops running Windows Server 2008 32bit version. I created some shares in all these machines. My program gets files from these machines (like \machine1\abcd). The machine names mentioned ...
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Access shares on my computer using different computer name

I'm running Windows 10 Pro on a home network. No domain. Background: As a developer, I use source control for my projects. I have many projects. They all reference the source control location ...
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WD My Book World Edition (white light) shares/connection are being lost

I have a very weird problem with WD My Book World Edition (white light). It is connected to the router (CAT6) and so is a Windows 10 desktop. There're a few shares on WD that are used by the desktop ...
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Win10 shared drives not accessible from other computers on the network

Earlier, I was using a Win7HomePremium Desktop, a Win8.1SL laptop (and the shared drives thereon) and a Seagate 2TB NAS drive, all connected to each other through a single ethernet network. I use the ...
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NTFS - Allow only one user

Is it possible to use NTFS to only allow one specific user to a resource? I have a shared folder, where I will put user home directories, which allows the "Domain Users" group full access. I have a ...
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Unable to map a network drive over vpn to OSX server

I have a windows user, that is attempting to connect to a osx network drive. They connect using VPN, which they are able to connect and authenticate against. In addition they are able to ping the ...
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How to connect Windows XP to printer connected to Windows 10 Pro

I can see the printer, but I get “Permission denied.” I add everyone, guest, guests, set all privileges for all and always the same: “Permission denied.” Not only home, but professional also can’t ...
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Share internet without vpn interferance

So i have a 64 windows 10 machine And i am sharing my internet with my roommate ,When i share the adapter named "Celular" everything works find until i connect to a VPN ,then my roommate don't ...
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Efficiently managing multiple credentials with differing refresh cycles

I'm looking for a way to cope with different windows credentials and their refresh cycles. Currently I keep the credentials in KeePass, RDP through VisionApp and use Windows Explorer to access shares. ...
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ASP.NET application not working in Network Share

I have a ASP.NET application. While I try to access network share it is throwing an error. I have created a domain user and given permissions to that user. The following permission are given: ...
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Windows file sharing not applying to permission to new files in a folder that is shared

I have a shared folder on my windows 10 pc that I'm trying to access on my openelec raspberry pi machine. When I apply sharing it works as intended however when I copy a new file into the folder I ...
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Can see internal drive on other workgroup PC, but not external

I have 2 Windows 10 PCs and want to use one as a file server. I have activated network discovery on both, with no passwords required. I have 3 drives on the server which I want to share. All have ...
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Error: “You do not have permission to access \\pcname”

I've just installed Windows 10 on my machine (not updated from Windows 8) and now I'm getting an error when try to access a specific computer on my network. The error says: You do not have ...
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Troubleshooting Samba (windows shares) perfomance on an Intel NIC

At home, a native windows-shares client on Windows 7 and Windows 10 is performing poorly. It is connected to a Samba server through a gigabit switch. The read-rate is at around 60 MB/s while writes to ...
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How do I create a Windows 10 account for network shares, but not local login?

I need to share a folder on my network for my new scanner to save documents to. I don't want to give the scanner my personal account's password, and it looks like anonymous shares, even very limited ...
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Mapping a SMB share in Windows

I have a SMB/AFP network share that needs to be accessed via Windows and Mac computers. The AFP side works fine for the Mac OS X clients. However, I can't get it to map on Windows. I've tried the ...
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How do I map a mac network drive to a windows machine?

I have a RAID connected to my iMac, and I want other windows users in the same network to be able to access that RAID. I have turned on file sharing from mac system preferences for that particular ...
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Files on Windows 10 share remain locked after accessing them from other computer

I have a Windows 7 (Ultimate) computer that got upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. After upgrade everything works fine except that I needed to manually update the Geforce drivers, which wasn't too much of ...
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Can not access network computers anymore

Last Thursday (03/05/12) I got a new computer to be able to work from home. I plugged it, by cable, into the company network and installed most of the software needed for me to do so, by accessing a ...
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How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved?

My question is: How to set up file sharing correctly, in a home network, with Windows 8/10, so sharing any folder with "Everyone" (File Explorer->Right click on ...
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Sharing Window XP and Windows 10 Computers

Before I installed windows 10 to one windows 8.1 and two windows 7 computers, my windows XP PC was able to share both ways on my network. When windows 10 was installed to the aforementioned PC's, ...
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How can I search for files on a Samba share in Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 23 on an old PC for a friend who wanted a basic office machine. Everything works fine, but the feature they really need is file search in a Windows (Samba) shared ...
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Automatically mount external hard drive into Samba share

I have setup my Raspberry Pi home server, one short-coming is if I unplug 1 of my external hard drives, use it, and plug it back in to the Pi, this drive is not recognized/readable, it returns an ...
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Wireless Internet Mapped Network Drives at Boot

My HTPC maps my drives (automatically on boot) from my main computer so I can stream my videos to my TV. It works fine using ethernet. However I switched over to my wireless card and when I restart ...
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How do I resolve the error “The local device name is already in use.”?

I try to map a network resource to my local device. I receive the following error: The local device name is already in use. I have the problem to find which purpose the device is used for. I try a ...
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Samba share on ubuntu server slow after Windows 10 upgrade

After my computer at work updated to windows 10 accessing the samba share on a local ubuntu server is really slow. I installed windows 10 as update and didn't format or anything. From my Nexus 6 using ...
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Map a drive to root of a server (\\sever) in Vista

In Win XP, I can very easily map a network drive to the root of my NAS server. I browse to it in Explorer (\192.168.1.70), choose "Map Network Drive", choose the drive letter, done. In Vista, this ...
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Can't access network path of localhost specified with a host

I use Windows. Using Run window, I type \\127.0.0.1 and enter. Viola, a window appears that shows my shared folder, a network view of my PC. Now I add a simple DNS entry to the ...
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Win7: Stop sharing a network share which has been removed

I have a Win7-system which was sharing a folder on an internal drive. I have copied the data to a NAS and formatted the HDD with the original folder on it. I did not remove the share before formatting ...
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Accessing a Network share with different credentials

I am trying to access a network share in my workgroup with different credentials. The user am trying to login in has no password. So how do I log in ? I may be miss spelling the username, if I am ...
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Turn off windows 7 message “could not reconnect to all network drives”

How do I turn off the little popup bubble in systray that says "could not reconnect to all network drives" ? I am aware that a particular drive is only accessible at certain times so I dont need ...
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Samba - use only Unix users

I am setting up a home server with file sharing using Samba. It has XUbuntu 15.10. Samba uses passwords specified in shares-admin by default. However, I want Samba to use users from /etc/passwd and ...
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win 10 network drive mapping to wrong letter

After upgrading a windows 10 computer one network drive does not mount correctly. We have two network mounts, one at G: and another at S: After upgrading to win 10 the network folder mapped to S: is ...
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Share a shared folder in windows 7

Somebody has shared a folder for me which I've read access only, how can I share it for someone in windows 7? I've tried to share it but there is no option for it! tnx.
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Mercurial pull across network drive in powershell script from scheduled task

So I previously had this question: Mapped Drive inaccessible from Windows Scheduled task in which I discovered how to get access to a drive a python script I was running needed to put files in. I ...
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W10 cant access WS2008 file shares

I have the following setup: Server: Proliant series, with my required folders shared with 'Administrators', WS2008 Clients: 2 Laptops, W10 Home installation | 1 Desktop, W10 Pro installation All ...
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How do you create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer?

I need to create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer in Windows 2000. I don't mean a mapped drive, just a Folder Shortcut to a shared network folder (it will end up as a first-level object under ...
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Windows 10 computer can't connect to any other computer on the network

Just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10. Everything seemed fine until I tried to connect to my Win7 desktop. Manually typing the name doesn't work (gives me Unspecified Error (0x80004005)), and when I ...
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Can't connect to network drive (attached to media player)

After a factory reset of my router, I can't connect anymore to the harddrives attached to my media player. Before this was no problem. What I do I try to connect to the drives by typing ...
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“Windows cannot access share” with 0x800704cf error

I have a simple LAN with file server, called FILES, which is a Windows 8.1 Pro machine with a bunch of shared folders. I use several Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 10 Pro client machines to connect to ...
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Can I swap 2 folder names in Windows when files are in use

I am a user with write access to a Windows network share. Every few months I update the files on this share but often they are locked or in use, especially exe or dll files. The workaround is to ...